The recent event, “Empowering Minds: A Round Table on Generative AI and Education in Asia-Pacific,” organized by UNESCO Bangkok and SEAMEO, was a significant gathering held from November 7 to November 9, 2023, in Bangkok. This three-day event aimed to explore the opportunities and risks associated with the growing influence of generative AI in education across the Asia-Pacific region.
Building upon UNESCO’s pioneering efforts in shaping the discourse on the ethical use of AI in education and leveraging generative AI, the ‘Empowering Minds’ round table aimed to take these discussions to a regional level. It served as a participatory and collaborative platform for experts, educators, and stakeholders to delve into the challenges and opportunities that generative AI brings to teacher training, professional development, and education systems in the Asia-Pacific region.
This round table was a testament to UNESCO’s commitment to ensuring that the transformative power of AI is harnessed to advance the cause of equitable and inclusive education, aligning with Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4) of Quality Education. The discussions spanned various themes, including the current state of generative AI in the Asia-Pacific region, potential solutions and good practices for integrating generative AI into teaching and learning, and the benefits and risks associated with its application in education.
Amidst these insightful discussions, Jerry Yiu, the Founder and CEO of Galaxy Kids, brought a practical dimension to the event by sharing valuable insights into the application of AI in language learning. His presentation highlighted how Galaxy Kids leverages AI technology to provide instant feedback and correction, personalized learning experiences, and AI-generated content to support teachers in their roles. Jerry’s contribution added a tangible perspective to the broader discourse on the responsible integration of generative AI in education.
Jerry’s contribution to the event emphasized the real-world applications of AI in addressing the challenges faced by language learners. Specifically, he discussed how Galaxy Kids leverages AI technology to provide instant feedback and correction, personalized learning experiences, and AI-generated content to support teachers in reducing their workload and increasing efficiency.
By showcasing Galaxy Kids’ commitment to revolutionizing language education through AI, Jerry added a practical and tangible dimension to the broader discussions on the responsible integration of generative AI in education. The event provided a valuable platform for stakeholders to learn, collaborate, and shape the future of education in the Asia-Pacific region.